Clashes in Anantnag, Shopian; Curfew in many parts of Valley

Srinagar: Clashes broke out between protesters and security forces in Anantnag and Shopian districts of south Kashmir today even as curfew continued in many parts of the Valley and normal life remained paralysed for the 29 consecutive day.

21 persons were injured in violence in Chee in Anantnag when protesters staged a rally, a police official said, adding the security forces used various crowd control measures to disperse the protesters.

Protesters pelted stones at a police post at Herpora in Shopian but there were no reports of anyone getting hurt in the incident so far, he added.

Curbs on movement of people had to be extended today in view of fresh violence in some parts of the Valley yesterday which left three persons dead and over 150 others injured, the official said.